Category Archives: handmade gift items

Decorate for Spring With a Tray of Roses

I’ve always studied the sorts of decorative trays used for a dresser or vanity and the art that was featured on them and pictured my floral artwork there for years. This lightweight 10″ x 13″ pine wood tray has a print of my painting “Small Roses” adhered in the bottom. I then painted the tray […]

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Mewsette is on the Afghan, and a Whole Lot of Other Things!

Mewsette nearly blends in with the afghan. Even though I sketched her there in February, the bright colors and warm feelings always seem to belong with the winter holidays. I’ll admit, this took a little longer than the usual 15 minutes maximum. I’d been holding off the sketches with this afghan just because I knew […]

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Cube-shaped Keepsake Boxes Feature Five Paintings Per Box

When I buy these keepsake boxes to bring home and paint and decorate I buy whatever is in the store, and I like to work with shapes and sizes I haven’t used before. Each box is individually hand decorated and unique. Sometimes I’ll make a popular box to have on hand all the time, but […]

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What Do You Do With Old Cigar Boxes? Keepsake Boxes!

I love the chance to repurpose something that has even the slightest chance to be used again. My house is full of things I’ve saved, accepted from others, bought at yard sales and thrift shops and, um, repurposed from someone’s pile of stuff at the curb. Many of my picture frames come from these origins, […]

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Add a Little Tortitude to Your Kitchen With Tortie Girls Trays

Today when Mimi and I stepped out to feed the birds it reminded me so much of the mornings I had spent out there with Cookie and later Kelly. I held off feeding the birds, got my stuff before the sun moved any higher, and was especially gratified when, in photographing the trays together, a […]

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“Back to Front”, a Unique Handmade Clay Pendant

This small pendant is made of air-dry clay with a print of my sketch “Back to Front” impressed in the clay and finished with a gloss varnish. It comes in four different shapes with a little variation in size from 1″ to 1.5″, and comes with three choices of cord. Pendant style and cord style […]

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Warm, Happy, Food: November Feline Sampler Box

My November 2016 Feline Sampler Box features feature warm colors, earth tones, and the idea of giving thanks, feeling safe, warm, comfortable, well fed, with family or loved ones. Contents Click the photo to see an enlarged version. I choose contents to give you the most variety in each item. I take into account not […]

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Sign Up For Your November Feline Sampler Box

I’m assembling my November Feline Sampler Box, ready to ship next week, so sign up now if you want to be on the list next week and I make sure I have enough of everything! It seems like gift box programs are popping up everywhere. The idea really appealed to me because unique handmade things […]

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August 2016 Feline Sampler Box

My August 2016 Sampler Box reflects bright colors and memories from the month of August, lots of red and pink and orange, special kitties remembered in this month, a rescued kitten and wildlife enjoying a marsh afternoon. Contents Click the photo to see an enlarged version. I choose contents to give you the most variety […]

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Handmade, Hand Printed, “The Roundest Eyes” Tablecloth

Handmade, Hand Printed, “The Roundest Eyes” Tablecloth. Made of unbleached cotton muslin, this little accent tablecloth is 36″ x 36″ and has the same image printed four times, one on each side. It is signed and dated below the design and has my handwritten “label” reading “handmade, hand-printed, hand-painted” and the year.

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